Imran Khan opposes holding PSL final in Lahore

'This is madness...what's the point of holding the PSL final in Lahore?', says PTI chairman


News Desk February 27, 2017
PTI chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS

Minutes after Punjab government announced holding the Pakistan Super League final in Lahore on March 5, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan opposed the decision, terming it “madness”.

"God forbid, if any blast takes place in Lahore, there will be no cricket in Pakistan in the next 10 years," he told Nadeem Malik on SAMAA TV.

"This is madness considering the situation here" he said, referring to the series of bomb blasts which rocked Pakistan. "What's the point of holding the PSL final in Lahore? It isn't even an international match."

It's final. PSL final to be held in Lahore

The PTI leader added, "In my view, it is a terrible idea. We want to hold this match by calling in army and blocking roads and there will be high security. This will not send a good message.”

The decision to play the final fixture in the Punjab capital was put on a hold following a string of bomb blasts and suicide attacks hit the country, particularly Lahore, killing over 100 people.

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Ehtasham | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend this match will do more good to PMLN govt than to pakistan cricket.... No Foreign media, No foreign players, gridlocked city..... wht r we expecting from this... meanwhile our all attention and efforts shouldbe on successful execution of recently launched operation rather being distracted by this show off...
Paki | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend Khan Sb., statement can be debated for being right or wrong, but it's definitely with ill intentions. He delivered his brilliant ideas immediately after governments announcement that final will be held in Lahore. if he was so clear about his stance, he should have spoke about it while this decicion was under consideration. In case government would have decided not to have final in Lahore, Khan Sb would have been thrashing government for utter failure.
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